4 Reasons Why You Should Own the VW Eos if You Live in Arlington

Arlington, Texas is right between Dallas and Fort Worth — meaning it has some of the worst traffic in the country. When looking at the entire Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area, the metro is tied for sixth as the worst traffic in the U.S. Residents spend around 48 hours a year stuck in traffic, costing around 38 gallons of gas and $1,077 annually. If you live in the area, you need a car that can handle all that stop and go, but it is comfortable enough that you won’t mind spending the equivalent of more that a work week every year in traffic.

It’s a tall bill, but the convertible Volkswagen Eos fits the bill perfectly. Here are some reasons why you should own the VW Eos if you live in Arlington, Texas.

Retractable Hardtop

Image via Flickr by Christian Steen

Image via Flickr by Christian Steen

With Arlington being at the end of Tornado Alley, sudden thunderstorms are pretty common but don’t let that dissuade you. The VW Eos is a hardtop convertible, and it retracts. Go from a sunny day with the top down to covering up for the rain quickly and easily. The hardtop also has a power sunroof built right in so you can enjoy the sunshine even if you need the top up.

Good Value

The VW Eos is also affordable. U.S. News and World Report ranks this vehicle as fifth in “Affordable Convertibles.” The MSRP starts at $36,145, but you can get the Executive trim — the highest level offered — for just $42,745. That might be higher than some others, but the standard features are worth it. Enjoy an eight-speaker sound system, heated front seats, touchscreen navigation, and iPod input as well as that retractable hardtop. Upgrade your features for a little more and get a 10-speaker Dynaudio sound system, rearview camera, parking sensors and leather upholstery.

Fuel Economy

Whether you choose the standard Eos Komfort or the Eos Executive, you’ll get a 2.0-liter, 200-horsepower engine and great fuel economy. The Eos gets 22 miles per gallon around town and up to 20 miles per gallon on the highway.


The VW Eos is also extremely comfortable. Made more for cruising than speeding by, this vehicle is built to help you enjoy the ride. The handling is composed but the steering responsive. The front seats are extra comfortable with lumbar support and almost 42 inches of leg room in the front. The seats are also power-adjustable so you can get it just right. There is dual climate control as well so you can enjoy the ride, whether you are driving or not. There is also Bluetooth, auxiliary input, USB input, and a memory card slot to play whatever music or podcasts you want.

When you spend almost 50 hours a year in traffic, you deserve a vehicle that will let you cruise through those traffic jams in comfort but with enough power you can boogie when the road opens up. The VW Eos delivers on both accounts making it perfect for your Arlington commute.

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